Thursday, December 08, 2016

Rumor: Sony Stops Making 16MP APS-C Sensors for Fujifilm

Fujirumors reports "According to a new source (thanks), Sony just stopped the production of its 16 Megapixel sensors. As a consequence, so the source, Fujifilm is in the process of withdrawing all its 16MP cameras.

The source said that Sony’s decision surprised Fujifilm, since it came without much advanced warning (usually Sony gives a much longer advanced warning when it comes to end of sensor production, so that companies can adjust their strategy according to Sony’s sensor plans).
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2 comments:

  1. It might not be that surprising given these are CFA customized IMX071 parts and that sensor has been in production since 2010.

    It first shipped in the Nikon D7000 in 2010. That's more than 6 years in production (I suspect they were given some lead time for the unavailibility) which is an eternity in the image sensor world.

    Fuji just released the A3 which is a Bayer CFA 16MPx sensor (IMX071 again or something newer?). I presume the volume non-custom part has guaranteed production for a year at least.

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